Pet adoption day scheduled for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today

April 18, 2015
The Hood County Animal Control monthly pet adoption day is scheduled for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today (Saturday, April 18) at the BBVA Bank branch, 1807 Highway 377 East, in Granbury.

Lake comes up a little after rain Friday evening

April 18, 2015
Lake Granbury is up several inches this morning after parts of Hood County received an inch of rain or more. The lake was down 8.7 feet yesterday. It’s down 8.3 feet today.

LGMC intensive care unit doubles capacity

April 18, 2015
The ICU is all new. And with 12 beds, it has double the capacity of it predecessor. The new intensive care unit at Lake Granbury Medical Center is nearing completion and will be open for public tours Tuesday afternoon, April 28, from 4:30 to 6.

RVers who built Habitat house heading home

April 18, 2015
A group of RVers from Hot Springs, Arkansas, are heading home Saturday (April 18) after having spent a week building a house for Habitat for Humanity in the Rancho Brazos neighborhood. Local churches provided lunches every day to the out-of-state volunteers.

Chari-Tea fundraiser Sunday, April 19

April 18, 2015
Hood County Animal Lovers Organization (HALO) has a benefit Chari-Tea Sunday, April 19. The event runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bentwater Activity Center. Contact Lynne Green for information at 817-964-0333.

Juveniles remain in custody in sexual assault case

April 18, 2015
Three juvenile males accused in an aggravated sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl remained in juvenile detention as of Thursday, District Attorney Rob Christian said. The three, ages 15, 14 and 13, were arrested along with a fourth juvenile (age 14) and an adult female on April 6 in connection with an incident at a party in Granbury that involved alcohol, according to a criminal complaint. The juveniles saw a judge once, and were to go before the judge once again within two weeks. The adult was transferred from the Tarrant County Jail on Monday to Hood County, where she was to face a $2,000 bond on a charge of furnishing alcohol to a minor.

Caution: Flash flooding reported with current thunderstorm

April 17, 2015
Use caution driving if you have to be out on the roadways this evening as thunderstorms move through the area. A report of some flash flooding in the 400 block of West Pearl Street in Granbury was heard on the emergency scanner just before 6 p.m.

Sheriff: ‘Nothing new’ in case of missing Canyon Creek man

April 17, 2015
Shane Michael Siddall, a 31-year-old Canyon Creek man reported missing Monday, still has not been found as of today (Friday, April 17), according to Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnnny Rose. “Nothing new,” Rose stated. Siddall’s wife said it was about 4 a.m. April 13 when she last saw him and he left their residence in the 5400 block of Firewood Trail. Siddall was believed to have been wearing shorts and a red shirt when he left the house, his wife said. He is a 6-foot, 170-pound white male with hazel eyes, brown hair and possibly facial hair. If you see Siddall or have information on his whereabouts, report it by calling 911, Rose said.

Sports Updates

Weather forces GHS game changes

April 17, 2015
The Granbury Pirates’ varsity and junior varsity Purple baseball games against Chisholm Trail, scheduled for Saturday, have been canceled because of weather. They were nondistrict contests. Also, Friday’s game at Cleburne has been rescheduled for Monday at 6 p.m.
Also, the Lady Pirates’ softball game at Burleson Centennial has been postponed until Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the fourth inning with Centennial leading 11-0.

Indians fall at Ranger

April 17, 2015
The Lipan Indians dropped a 4-1 District 13-2A baseball contest at Ranger Friday. The loss dropped Lipan to 1-9 overall and 1-9 in district.

Tolar baseball/softball postponed

April 17, 2015
The Tolar Rattlers’ home baseball game against Gorman has been rescheduled because of rain. The teams will play next Saturday morning (April 25) at 10, weather permitting.
Also, the Tolar Lady Rattlers’ home game against Bryson has been postponed until further notice.

McDuff narrowly misses state golf berth

April 16, 2015
Granbury’s Davis McDuff shot 154 (76-78) over two days on the Rawls Golf Course at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, finishing three strokes out of the third and final state qualifying spot in the Class 5A Region I Tournament Wednesday and Thursday. The GHS senior was eighth overall.

Pirates move into tie for second in district

April 15, 2015
Matthew Hickey pitched a two-hitter and struck out eight as the Granbury Pirates defeated Everman 10-0 Wednesday. The win, combined with Burleson Centennial’s 5-0 upset of Aledo, left Granbury (12-4-2 overall) and Aledo tied for second in District 8-5A, each with a 7-2 league mark. Cleburne leads the district with an 8-1 record and hosts Granbury Friday.

Joshua downs Lady Pirates

April 15, 2015
The Joshua Owls defeated the Granbury Lady Pirates 6-0 in a District 8-5A softball game Wednesday at the GHS field. The Lady Pirates (3-13 overall) fell to 3-8 in district.